Once I got comfortable with the magic loop - they just flew off the needles. Short little ankle socks in Regia Surf Color with an Eye of Partridge heel. I lucked out with the striping - it matched nicely. They fit really well too!
I have to give major credit to my knitting group... if it hadn't been for them I would never have finished these socks. I just can't seem to learn new knitting techniques by reading about them. I need to see people doing them... and see them several times... before I feel confident trying them. Plus... it's nice to be able to show off my socks to folks who appreciate (or at least tolerate me showing off) a nice neat gusset & a well turned heel.
I've already cast on for another pair of socks.... yup completely converted. Any wagers on how long before it becomes an obsession?